Jarrad Branthwaite speaks out about first-team experience: “a dream come true”

Jarrad Branthwaite has opened up about his time with Everton’s first team. 18-year-old Branthwaite made his home debut on Thursday night when he replaced injured Mason Holgate just 15 minutes into the Toffees’ 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. The Englishman moved to Merseyside from Carlisle United in January, and has been playing in David Unsworth’s … Continue reading Jarrad Branthwaite speaks out about first-team experience: “a dream come true”

Youngster Gordon positive of his maturity

Everton winger Anthony Gordon has stated that he “takes pride” of how he handles himself “off the pitch”. In an interview published in Everton’s matchday programme for the tie against Leicester City earlier this month – during which he chalked up his maiden contribution – 19-year-old Anthony Gordon spoke of his physical transformation and his … Continue reading Youngster Gordon positive of his maturity

“I have a lot of confidence in him”: Ancelotti speaks out against criticism of Alex Iwobi

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has told The Guardian that he has “a lot of confidence” in Alex Iwobi. The 24-year-old moved to Goodison Park from Arsenal in 2019 for a staggering fee of £35 million and has failed to make the impact that he would have hoped. With only two goals to his name in … Continue reading “I have a lot of confidence in him”: Ancelotti speaks out against criticism of Alex Iwobi

Everton seal two-year Markelo deal

Nathangelo Markelo has committed his future to Everton Football Club as he put pen to paper and signed a new two-year deal on Merseyside until June 2022. The Netherlands Under-21 international joined the Toffees in 2017 following his departure from Dutch second-tier side FC Volendam. Markelo has been plying his trade in Everton’s youth squads, … Continue reading Everton seal two-year Markelo deal

Borussia snatch Bellingham

German newspaper BILD broke the story on Thursday night that Jude Bellingham has opted to join Borussia Dortmund over the summer in a deal worth €23 million. It is reported that he has signed on a five-year deal. Der BVB’s track record of developing talented teenagers appears to have spun Bellingham in their favour, who … Continue reading Borussia snatch Bellingham

Liverpool mayor gives Goodison green light

Joe Anderson, the mayor of Liverpool, has indicated his belief that the Merseyside derby should be held at Everton’s Goodison Park as planned. The derby has been deemed as a “high-risk” match due to concerns over demands on police and fans gathering outside the stadium. The national football police chief, Mark Roberts, had suggested a … Continue reading Liverpool mayor gives Goodison green light

Derby County face contract complications

Derby County striker Chris Martin has reportedly declined the first contract extension offer his employers put to the table. The Scot’s contract expires in the coming summer months and, as a prolific, long-serving forward, Derby would prefer to keep him at Pride Park for the foreseeable future as they tabled a 12-month extension with a … Continue reading Derby County face contract complications